The Night Manager adds three new writers for season two


The Night Manager season two has added new writers to their writing team, including Charles Cumming, Francesca Gardiner, and Namsi Khan.

The “slowly developing” and highly secretive second season for the acclaimed John Le Carré adaptation, The Night Manager has added three new names to the writing team. Charles Cumming, Francesca Gardiner, and Namsi Khan are set to join Matthew Orton in the writing room.

While the second season has a lot to live up to, it is put under an even greater pressure as the first John Le Carré adaptation not created directly from one of his writings. Up until this point Le Carré has not allowed anyone to expand on his works outside of the source material, so his support of the project speaks highly of his faith in the sequel.

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Matthew Orton is an up-and-coming British writer who is currently writing the script for a political thriller called Reason of State. He was the first attached to The Night Manager. Cumming is a spy novelist who is currently promoting his newest book The Man Between. Namsi Khan has written for the AMC drama Humans and Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror. Francesca Gardiner has written for Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle and is currently writing for Starz The Rook.

Those involved have been predictably secretive about the project. The forward motion on the series is also interesting considering it hasn’t officially been commissioned for a second season yet.

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“All I am permitted to say is that Le Carré has given his blessing to the project. The four of us in the writers’ room are sworn to silence,” said Cumming. “Some characters that the audience know and love will be returning, other will not. The locations will be sumptuous, the plot as thrilling and as thematically complex as a Le Carré story should be.”

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